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Pefta 2012

This year’s batch of Emerging Fashion Talents displayed quite the bumper crop of genius.
Bonafide fashion fiends got their annual fix at this year’s PEFTA (Preview Emerging Fashion Talent Awards), held last September 19 at the Rockwell Tent. The awards show—which puts this year’s much-talked-about roster of hot young design talents in the spotlight—showcased a six-piece
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Pefta 2012's Final Five

The five students who made it to this year's final list of talented young designers.
The ten students who made it to this year's Preview Emerging Talent Awards (PEFTA) embarked on a crucial stage in the competition: They presented their garments to the panel of judges, who would determine which five would make it to the final
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Pefta 2012 Q&a: James Imperial

Meet one of the finalists from the Fashion Institute of the Philippines, whose dreams left the kitchen and went into an atelier.
How do you feel about being a PEFTA finalist this year?It really is a great honor to take part in this prestigious competition. At first I was very hesitant to join because I might not be able to live up to the
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Pefta 2012 Q&a: Rex Geronimo

Meet the only finalist from the University of the Philippines, who has a fascination for transforming silhouettes.
How do you feel about being a PEFTA finalist this year?I feel so grateful. I've never thought that I could represent my school in a fashion competition for the first time.What motivated you to study fashion design?I started to design RTW when
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Pefta 2012 Q&a: Vince Tolentino

Find out how this talent from SoFA aims to integrate fashion history in his designs for PEFTA.
How do you feel about being a PEFTA finalist this year?First of all, I feel honored to have my portfolio considered. [I'm] also elated, excited, and of course hopeful to be included in the final selection.What motivated you to study fashion design?From
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Pefta 2012 Q&a: Danika Navarro

Find out how this fashion blogger and graphic design artist seeks to shift to fashion design.
How do you feel about being a PEFTA finalist this year?I most definitely am thankful—to Preview, to SoFA and to God for the big opportunity. I feel blessed. When I found out I passed as a finalist, I felt so encouraged, motivated,
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Pefta 2012 Q&a: Emir Yamamoto

The craft of making clothes is in the blood of this young talent from FIP.
How do you feel about being a PEFTA finalist this year?Honored, happy, humbled, and I am very excited with the knowledge and experience that I will learn throughout this event.What motivated you to study fashion design?When I learned that my grandmother is
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Pefta 2012 Q&a: Tipay Caintic

The advertising student-turned-student designer from SoFA tells us all about herself and her dreams for the future.
How do you feel about being a PEFTA finalist this year?Nervous, excited, really grateful, giddy.What motivated you to study fashion design?I've always loved to dress up, dress down, dress differently. I love color, quirky things, drawing, working with my hands. I['ve] loved
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Pefta 2012 Q&a: Jaypee Vendiola

Discover how reading comic books led this emerging talent from Slim's into the fashion world.
How do you feel about being a PEFTA finalist this year?Being a PEFTA finalist feels surreal for me. Surreal because I still can't believe that I was able to impress or somehow connect with the judges who screened our entries.What motivated you